Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm PDT
using these tools in, what 2004 what 2004, 2005. >> mm-hmm. >> gavin: using text messages and basic tools. what is the emergeing trends in terms of outreach that you're focusing on in terms of social media. >> it's difficult to rally money around not a campaign or person or prop. for some reason it's difficult to raise money to reach out to the voters. which is crazy if you care about these propositions and candidates winning office. and these are won or loss by a couple hundred votes. you could spend the fraction of the money and raise an educated person and then get that person in office. we were the first once to use voter registration technology in 2006, which was a big thing. that governor schwarzenegger ended up using. the last presidential election, barack obama sent out one tweet. it's a whole viral older out there. we have people who have been with us before, they make it funny. we have people coming in and acting, doing whole scenes, whole-whatever and it's not a talking head psa. it's the kind of stuff that connects with people. we have apps that are very successful. we h
Oct 19, 2012 11:00pm PDT
, fred hochberg, joins us later but first, new york columnist nicholas kristof. >> gavin: you summed up expectations of obama first term. your score card was pretty favorable except for one exception, you rated president obama in communication an "f." what is communicating selling the agenda? selling the success? >> yes and it's kind of astonishing that a president that had such oratorycal skills and such a fantastic writer has such difficulties crafting bumper stickerrers. if you think about the healthcare debate i don't think he came up with a good bumper sticker to sell it with a good message. he still gave some good speeches but there aren't really that many in his first term. it's always said that candidates, when you're running for office you speak in poetry. then you governor in prose. but the--boom's prose while governing has really felt like latin. i think maybe he has not appreciated until recently the power of bully pulpit. it's not just about announcements but winning over the public. i think over the past few years he has risen to the responsibility. >> gavin: interesting.
Oct 26, 2012 11:00pm PDT
right here at home. and that brings us to charles best. he has come up with a brilliant way for people who want to donate money for specific projects and public schools. first tony blair why it's so important to continue working and keep an open mind. >> i think the big big battle of the world is between the open mind and the closed mind. the open mind looks at the problem and sees potential and culture and say that's interesting. then there are those who say this is a threat. i want to close it down, cordon off my community my own life, and i don't like this world. the battle between the open and closed mind, i see that all over the middle east. i see that in major parts of the world, even in the west. >> gavin: interesting. what--are there models where you have seen an evolution, a breaking of that consciousness that notion of that timidity of the world around them. are there examples? optimism. >> well, in different ways in a completely different context china when it began to open up it's policy, that's what delivered the powerhouse economy today. california the center of technolog
Oct 12, 2012 11:00pm PDT
that in america. my car used to be made in china but now it's made here in the united states of america. >> gavin: was that a value proposition? were you doing that because of traditional cheap labor you were getting there you have the benefit of the supply chain being nearby and the benefit of having the productiveity advantages of research and development of keeping it in place. >> the research and development are all here. the management is all based in the united states. most of us get our lithium from china. but china's wage versus gone up, so the idea that there is this gigantic differential between what we pay and what they pay has shrunk. when you balance it, most americans if they could they would rather buy american. they would rather support someone down the street who is making these cars rather than china. when you add that in, we've gotten close. it's closer on the wages. we have better benefits, as we should, but i'm competitive. that car made over here, i'm making it for almost the similar cost in the united states of america. but it's now made with american hands. we're